About Ms. McCormick

Education                                                                     

Doctoral Study (Cello Performance)        

University of Houston                                    Houston, Texas                                                    1996-1999

Doctoral Student – Cello Performance

Professor Lazlo Varga, Major Professor

 

Teacher Certification (Music Ed.)         

North Texas State University              Denton, Texas                                                                    Fall 1984

 Doctoral Student – Cello Performance

Donald Miller, Music Ed. String Specialist

Professor Adolfo Odnoposoff, Major Professor

Lev Aronson, Private Study

 

Master of Music (Cello Performance)

Kent Sate University                          Kent, Ohio                                                                               May 1979

 Graduate Assistant

Anne Martindale Williams, Principal Cellist, Pittsburg Symphony, Major Professor

    

Bachelor of Music (Cello Performance)

Bowling Green State University,          Bowling Green, Ohio                                           May 1977

 Peter Howard, Major Professor

Karen Andre, Private Study

 

Teaching Experience

 

College Station ISD - A&M Consolidated High School

Orchestra Director                                          College Station, TX                                     2012-present      

College Station ISD - A&M Consolidated Middle  School

Orchestra Director                                          College Station, TX                                    2004 - 2012                                                                                                              

Spartanburg School District 6 - Dorman HS  

Orchestra Director/Teacher.                                              Spartanburg, SC                                       1999-2002

                                                                                                                               

Dulles High School

Orchestra Director.                                                        Fort Bend, Texas                                      1991-1999

 

Clark High School/Vines High School      

Orchestra Director                                                         Plano,TX                                               1985-1991

 

SMU Summer Conservatory Southern Methodist University

Conductor/Cello Teacher/Sectional Coach                             Dallas Texas                                       1986,1987,1988                       

Conducted Youth Orchestra (grades 1-6), taught private cello lessons (all levels), coached chamber music(high school).                                                                                                               

 

Special Studies

 

Camp Bluegrass Levelland , Texas                                                        Summer 1999, 2000, 2001                    

Mandolin study – Steve Smith, Rolland White

Slow Jam – Joe Carr

 

Choral Conducting, Southwestern University Conducting Institute        Summer 1995, 1996   

Dr. Bev Henson

Dr. Kenneth Sheppard

Pieces studied: Handel’s Messiah, Schubert’s Mass in G, Bach B minor Mass, Mozart Requiem, Faure Requiem, Brahms Requiem.

Professional Ensembles

Brazos Valley Symphony, Principal Cello                                                                     2005-present

Spartanburg Philharmonic, Section Cello                                                                                           1999-2002

Plano Chamber Orchestra, Principal Cello                                                                                          1985-1990

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Section Cello                                                                                     1984- 1988

Kenley Players Summer Musicals (Akron)                                                                                           1981,1982

Akron Symphony Orchestra, Section Cello/Principal Cello                                                                         1979-1982

Canton Symphony Orchestra –Section Cello                                                                                        1979-1981                                                    

 

Awards/Honors

TODA Board Member (4 years) President                                                                                           1997-98

Teacher of the Year, Clark High School, Plano ISD                                                                                 1991                                                                                                                               

Other Professional Duties

 

·         TMEA Regions 8 and 17:       Region Orchestra Division Chair

·         UIL Regions 8 and 17:          Contest Host/Organizer

·         UIL Region 17:                   Judge Contractor

·         TMEA Region 17:                 Orchestra Concert/Clinic Organizer

·         TMEA Region 17:                 Audition host

·         FBISD:                            Member, Textbook Adoption Committee     

 

Special Projects

Clinician for Hal Leonard and Selmer Glaesel; presentations of Essential Elements in Fargo, ND;  North and South Carolinas; Kansas Music Educators Convention (including Smartmusic presentation).

Assisted in bringing Smartmusic into the Orchestra Classrooms at the Elementary and Middle School levels in College Station, TX.

 

Professional Associations

·         TMEA
·         TODA
·         Mu Omicron
·         American Federation of Musicians
·         American String Teachers, TMAA

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